i just read John Taylor Gatto's Dumbing Us Down, and Weapons of Mass Instruction.
Public schools were MEANT to dumb down the children. Gatto references at least 5 books where the globalist/educators admit themselves it is not their intention for children to think rationally and independently.
Horace Mann "Seventh Annual Report" to Massachusetts Board of Education in 1843
James Bryant Conant - 1959 - The Child, the Parent, and the State
Alexander Inglis - 1918 - Principles of Secondary Education
Cubberley - 1934 - Public Education in the United States
Cubberley - 1922 - Public School Administration
there is some other damning evidence, but the thing is (i assume,) that you have to look hard for it, or you will miss it in some of these texts. Gatto was able to bring up William James and how he talked about "habit" instead of reason, as the main motivator for the way he wanted to condition a child. I completely missed that, when i read William James, but now it makes sense.
He has a good way of looking at things. Children are not taught in dialectics these days. At one point as well, children were surrounded by older children, so they could learn that way, that was Horace Mann's system, but they abandoned that, and sectioned children off even more.
The State wanted to kill the individual. i was always flabbergasted when i was in school, because i was adamantly opposed to public schools and wanted to convince other students that they were evil. but without dialectics, i guess, it was a lost cause.
Even now, when i seldom bring it up, there are still some people that think knowledge and learning would die if public schools were ended.
And OMG, what would happen to the poor? who would build the roads? and so forth....
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